Europe

List of countries in Europe (Parts of some of the countries marked with an asterisk * are also considered parts of Asia “border countries between Europe and Asia”).

Åland, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan*, 

Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, 

Croatia, Czech Republic, DenmarkEstonia, 

FinlandFrance, Georgia*, Germany, Greece, Hungary

Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan*, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, 

Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, 

Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia*, 

San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, SpainSweden, Switzerland, 

Turkey*, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vatican City

Huntable species of game to hunt in Europe:

 

Chamois, Chinese Water Deer, Fallow Deer, Fox, Mallard Duck, Moose, MouflonMuntjac, Pheasant, Pine Marten, Red Stag, Roe Deer, Sika, Wild Boar

Hunting in Denmark (Rifle, Shotgun, or Bow )

By Wild Jaeger Pro Staff (Denmark) Rasmus Andersen In Denmark, it’s possible to come visit the country as a Foreigner and go hunting. You can hunt private land with permission of the land owner or you can rent the hunting rights on a specific piece of property or buy an arranged hunt on government land. But […]

Muntjac (Muntiacus Reevesi)

  Muntjac  (Muntiacus Reevesi) Figure 1″Photo” A beautiful Muntjac A common name for the Muntjac is “Barking Deer “. This comes from the repeated loud bark given when alarmed or as communication between adults. Adult body weight ranges from 10 kg to 18 kg. Bucks (adult male) being slightly larger than Does (adult female), but […]

Red Stag (Cervus Elaphus)

Red Stag (Cervus Elaphus) Figure 1 “Photo” A Red Stag in it’s natural environment in Germany. A close cousin of the Wapiti or American Elk, Russian Maral, and Sika. Red deer have been exported around the world as “Exotics” from New Zealand to Missouri. They originated in Europe. There are large populations across the globe. […]

Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)

Roe Deer (called Reh in German) are the most common deer in Europe.  They prefer small clearings in forests. In the non-hunted season, they will appear in meadows in broad daylight, but retreat to the forests when the first shots of the season are heard. When startled, a Roe will paw the ground, releasing scent […]

Bowhunting in Hungary

By Peter Hochstein Although the Hungarian nation is traditionally an archery-nation, modern archery hunting is only 13 years old in our country. Only 5-10% of the Hungarian hunters use a bow for hunting purposes, which is no more than 3,000-5,000 people. If you want to hunt with a bow, in addition to the hunting license, […]

European Mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis)

By Mathew Cervantes, WJ Board of Directors m.cervantes@wildjaeger.com Figure 1 “Photo” a Mouflon Ram and his two Ewes in the wild. Mouflon are the big horn sheep of Europe. Although Mouflon are exported around the world as “exotics” from Hawaii to Texas, they originated in Asia Minor before being hunted to near extinction in southern […]

Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa)

By Chris Norris Phylum – Chordate – Vertebrae Class – Mammalia – Mammals Order – Artiodactyla – Even Toed Ungulates Family – Suidae – Pigs Genus – Sus – Eurasian Pigs Species – S. Scrofa – Wild Boar Figure 1 “Photo” A Wild Boar in it’s natural environment. The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) also known […]

Stock Ente (Anseriformes)

Ordnung: Gänsevögel (Anseriformes) Familie: Entenvögel (Anatidae) Unterfamilie: Anatinae Tribus: Schwimmenten (Anatini) Gattung: Eigentliche Enten (Anas) Art: Stockente Aussehen: Das Prachtkleid des Erpel  ist grau mit brauner Brust, bräunlichem Rücken und schwarzen Ober- und Unterschwanzdecken. Der Kopf ist metallisch grün mit weißem Hals Ring darunter, der Schnabel grün-gelb. Am Hinter Rand der Flügel befindet sich ein metallisch blaues, weiß gesäumtes Band, […]

Mallard Duck (Anseriformes)

Artikel auf Deutsch lesen   Order: Anseriformes (Anseriformes) Family: Ducks (Anatidae) Subfamily: Anatinae Tribus: Dabbling ducks (Anatini) Genus: Actual ducks (Anas) Type: Mallard Appearance: The breeding plumage of the drake is gray with a brown breast, brownish black back and upper and lower tail coverts. The head is a metallic green with a white collar […]

Hunting in Finland

By Roger Pettersson Finland borders Russia to the east and Sweden to the west and stretches approximately 1200 km North/South and about 600 km wide East/West. This makes up for a total of 338,145 square kilometers of pristine nature. Finland is also known for its abundance of lakes which offers an exceptional water fowl environment […]

Baummarder (Martes martes)

Klasse Säugetiere (Mammalia) Ordnung Raubtiere (Carnivora) Familie Marder (Mustelidae) Gattung Echtmarder (Martes) Figure 1 “Bilder” Baummarder in Natur. Von © benno hansen – Fotolia.com Aussehen:  Das Fell des Baummarders ist von mittel – bis dunkelbraun verfärbt, eines der Typischen Merkmale sind sein gelblicher Kehlfleck der ihm auch den Beinamen “Goldkehlchen” gibt und seine behaarten Pranken, […]

Pine marten (Martes martes)

  Artikel auf Deutsch lesen   Class Mammals (Mammalia) Order carnivores (Carnivora) Raccoon family (Mustelidae) Generic real-marten (Martes) Figure 1 “Photo” of a Pine Marten in it’s natural habitat.  Photograph source – © benno hansen – Fotolia.com Appearance: The fur of the pine marten is medium, discolored to a dark brown. One of the most […]

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

The ring-necked pheasant, also known as common pheasant, was introduced into North America from Asia and has established itself over much of the continent, especially in agricultural regions, specifically cultivated ground interspersed with hedges, grass ditches, marshes, brushy groves, and woodland borders. It is a very distinctive and colorful species and is a popular game […]

Bowhunting In Spain

By Pedro Ampuero When deciding their next foreign hunting destination, most bowhunters will think of places like the US, Canada or South Africa. However, there are a wide variety of other destinations to be discovered. That is the case of Spain, a country which offers a wide range of opportunities and a great variety of […]

Moose (Alces alces)

Moose (Alces alces) referred to in North America, also known as Eurasian Elk in Europe are the largest species within the deer family. Currently there are six subspecies of moose. In North America; Eastern, Western, Alaska, and Shiras Moose. In Europe; Eurasian Elk and Siberian Moose. Figure 1″Photo” A Moose in its natural environment. Moose […]

Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

Fallow Deer in English, Daim in French, or Damhirsch in German are native to modern day Turkey and the Middle East where the rare Persian Fallow Deer (Dama mesopotamica) continue to live today. Although Dama dama was introduced to Europe by the Romans as early as 100 A.D., the original native subspecies, Dama mesopotamica, are […]

Bowhunting on the Alandic Islands

By Roger Pettersson Aland (Åland) is a small autonomous region situated in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden with approximately 26,000 people, 30% are hunters. Aland is a part of Finland, but we consider ourselves “Alandics” rather than Finnish. Both hunting and fishing are a great part of our traditions. We have fairly liberal […]

Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)

Chamois in English and French or Gams in German are native to rugged, high altitude, mountainous regions all across the Alps from the Pyrenees through Austria, Balkans, Carpathians, and even the Caucuses. Specimens range is size, shape, and color but generally average between 40-60 pounds (20-35 kg), close to three feet or one meter in […]

Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)

Sika deer are native to Eastern Asia. They were once a sacred animal in Japan. They were introduced in the 1900s to other areas of the world, including the United States in 1920. Sika deer were originally introduced as ornamental game but have established themselves in some forests of Eastern Europe & North America. Figure […]

European Social Hunts: The game is plentiful and rich with tradition!

By Robert (Doc) Mann As the European hunting season comes to an end each year, Revier holders review the level of success achieved in the management of the game population (Harvest /Abschuess plan) within their respective hunting land. The directors of State and Federal forest land also conduct the same review, to determine if the […]

The Hunting Horn

The Hunting Horn – By Erich Held   Audio Samples Horn Sample 1 – Sammeln des Jaegers (Gather the Hunters) Horn Sample 2 – Rehwild Tot (Deer Dead) Horn Sample 3 – Fuchs Tot (Fox Dead) Horn Sample 4 – Auf, Auf zum Fröhlich Jagen (On to Happy Hunting)   The sounds of the hunting horns (Jagd Horns) have […]